Letting Nothing go to Waste

Japanese dinner table

I love the Japanese concept of mottaini: letting nothing go to waste, or, more poetically, “waste not, want not.” There is a lot to admire in this approach to life, especially when it comes to food. When you consider the resources it takes to produce food, it seems absurd that we waste even the smallest bit. Yet we do.

CURIOUS No. 65: The Poetry of Violence

Note: Every week, I pick three interesting, not-always-totally-related links from an avalanche of internet content and write an email essay with them. The theme varies from week to week, dictated by the links I find. Last week, the theme was “The Poetry of Violence” and I thought might be worth sharing here. If …